After nearly 17 years, the Indian Navy will be inducting a new conventional submarine. The INS Kalvari of the Scorpene submarine class will be inducted into the Indian Navy next week by Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi.
The induction event will be organized at Mumbai Dockyard. Besides Narendra Modi, Union Minister for Defence Nirmala Sitharaman, Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis, Naval Chief and other higher officials of the Indian Navy will be attending the induction event. One of the highlights of the event will be 92 year-old Commander KS Subramanian who was the commanding officer of the first Indian submarines also called the INS Kalvari.
In the Indian Navy, there is a tradition to give the old name of the vessels to the new vessels.
The Scorpene submarines are now license-built by Mazgaon Dockyard Limited under Project 75 with TOT from DCNS of France.